Monday, March 31, 2008

No picture of me though.

This weekend will be known as the "haul weekend."

Thanks to this guy.
He drove our little party all over the place, never a meep of boredom even when we endlessly discussed makeup and boring girl stuff.

Friday, secrety makeup sale. You could make good money scalping these tickets...I am sure people do. Here is my (and my dude's) haul...
Secret makeup sale. YES.
Not too shabby. I could have bought a ton of stuff, but you know, not made of money. Plus after the doors open, the good stuff rapidly gets hoarded by women who suspiciously buy 10 of everything. Don't think thats for personal use honey. RESELLER! If you want to know what all this stuff is, you can check out the notes on Flickr.

We scrapped the museum visit, because when we showed up there was a swarm of people in line, and we were too good to wait in line.

get ready.

We got up early, which is rare. And zoomed around town all day.
Chinese Malls
Chinese malls are so fun. They were crazy busy though. Doesn't seem like the "crackdown" on bootlegging has really made any real difference either. More than EVER. So much cuteness crammed into these places.


Ooh, candy!! My first stop and most favorite part of the Chinese mall is going to the candy store and buying all the awesome stuff from Japan, Korea and anywhere else that sells a food with cute characters on them. How fantastic is this packaging? Plus I snagged two cute scarves. Tip for having fun at the Chinese mall, bring CASH. ;-)
Ruh Roh.
See this?? I have never seen it before, I swear!! Hahaha. Its pretty much the exact same as my heart shaped face batcats and bats. What cha gonna do huh?I haven't ate the candy yet, its too cool to rip apart.

Cute cartoons plus profanity. Awesome.
Love the little bag that my scarves came in. Its so sweet with little kids in love, and swearing.

Looks like we are moving.

So after the mall we went to Ikea. Yeah, we are basically keeping that place afloat with our purchasing. But I was tired of having dresser drawers that don't actually open. The furniture we bought seemed big at Ikea, and ENORMOUS in our little apartment. Our apartment predates closets, so we have to have dressers to store our "substantial" amount of black clothes.

So the house is in absolute chaos. Half finished furniture everywhere, no clean dishes, and generally looks like squatters are building a shanty town in every room. SIGH. At least I have candy. :-)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Its my Friday.

Ok, I did the art. But I didn't assemble them.

Cell phone charms!

Cell phone charms

A lovely Etsy seller named kittycrossbones and I did a trade for these. They are like a one inch button, but on a spinny little disc that attaches to the little leash. There are a ton of uses for them. I haven't even added them to the shop yet. I think they will come in a set, so you get both images.

Rocko the Cat checks them out.


Hmm, everything seems in order....

I also made a new BIG bookmark today. (Also not even in the shop yet...) Wow, I really need to be better at updating that baby.

Sara and Schipperke BIG bookmark

Once I got that striped ribbon, I knew this bookmark was gonna happen. Its funny, I actually try to *not* overdo stripes. Thats scary. Could you imagine if I actually used stripes as much as I wanted to?? We would all go blind.

My weekend starts now! I am going to an invitation only industry makeup sale, going to the museum (oooh, architecture voyeur webcam?!) and generally get driven around and eat good food and drink. One of my favorite feelings is being excited for fun stuff to happen. Its often way better than actually doing the stuff.

Alright, going to update the shop.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Its like, cold up North.

Easter is over and it was tiring. PHEW!

I was also blogged on Pikaland while I was away, which is super awesome!! :-) I feel all special today.

So maybe I will take *just* one more day of vacation today. You know, to "work on" that chocolate... hee hee.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The dead rise and review...

Oh no! I think its alive! I think its coming this way. I think its wearing a band t-shirt?!
A zombie lives with me, and periodically rises from the grave to give you...

Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts

"Ghosts" is a sprawling instrumental double album, an extended experiment in mood and texture. Most of the tracks (there are no traditional 'songs') tend to be a good deal less abrasive than the bulk of the Nine Inch Nails discography and wouldn't be out of place on an Aphex Twin or Brian Eno album. While well-executed, "Ghosts" is less interesting to me as a piece of music and much more interesting as a ground-breaking example of the potential next wave of music distribution. Trent Reznor self-released the album March 2nd without any prior advertisement through his own website and on Amazon as a digital download ($5 for the full album). In addition to offering a number of "real" CD options involving various types of fancy packaging, he also simultaneously made the first 9 tracks available as a free download on The Pirate Bay - take that, recording industry. This is not music for everyone, but it just may represent how we'll be getting our music in the near future.
-N. Zombie

N. Zombie will be reviewing only zombie approved awesome albums weekly, to brighten your dreary existence. Or the opposite. Or whatever. :-)

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Yeah, so its been quiet.

Every day I start to post a blog entry, then go "nah...I will wait another day."

But this just happened, so its going to get immediate attention.
Rocko the Cat is amazed.

8oo sales at my Etsy shop!Woo hoo! Every milestone is awesome for me. I feel like a big shot. I light my cigars with dollar bills (Or I guess $5 Canadian bills, since a loonie isn't really flammable.) *Struts around all cocky*

Ok, now that we have that back patting out of the way I can let you all down and say that I am not taking any custom orders for a few months. I have a TON of custom orders on the go and I have too many ideas that are sitting in the back of my brain getting overwritten by Family Guy quotes.

And of course I decide not to do custom orders right when Alchemy comes back to Etsy . (Alchemy is the custom order part of Etsy where you can ask for special stuff or offer to make it for people.) Its like they planned it to make me look mean! :-P

Now, where is my cakie?

Monday, March 3, 2008


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Yeah. Welcome to my Monday.

Working at home has a million benefits, one of the biggest is that I am able to waste time doing garbage like this. BUT the downside is that you live at your work, and its tough to get creative and productive when there is an ocean of peanut butter cup wrappers and dirty socks on everything. They mock me.

So every Monday I wake up with all this drive to finish projects and rule the world through drawing cats on things. Then when I stumble out into the dump that is my apartment, I get all disheartened and just end up drinking a pot of coffee and thinking how to approach the whole mess.

So its noon and I have yet to DO anything but think about doing something. Damn.